2002 Hyundai Accent GS Clutch 1
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 In this page and the following 2 pages we will show you how to replace the clutch set in a 2002 Hyundai Accent GS, the job is quite long, that's why we couldn't fit it in one page.

If you want to learn more information about the clutch system in general, visit our page  Clutch.

In this particular vehicle, the clutch was working fine, but the owner noticed a high pitch sound coming from under the hood every time he depresed the clutch, in just a few days, the noise became louder and he could hear it at all times now, being heard louder every time the clutch was depresed.

As soon as we test drove the car, we noticed that the noise was due to a worn-out clutch release bearing, and the only way to replace it was to remove the transaxle, because the high mileage on the vehicle, we suggested the owner to replace the entire clutch set, specially since every time the clutch release bearing fails it damages the clutch pressure plate. He asked us to take it apart to find out the extent of the damage to the other clutch components.












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 Before you start working on the vehicle, make sure that the emergency brake is applied, and you have wheel chucks in one or both of the rear tires.

Loosen the wheel lug nuts in both front wheels as shown in the picture but don't remove them yet, lift the vehicle off the ground using a floor jack, place a couple of jackstands under the subframe,  remove the floor jack from under the car, next, remove the wheel lug nuts and both front wheels.





  It is recommended to unplug the negative battery cable to avoid damaging the electronic components in the event of an electrical shock, next, loosen the hose clamp that secures the air intake hose to the throttle body as shown in the picture.

 Next, remove all the bolts the secure the air intake box in place, place the bolts in a clean container, next , remove the complete air intake box from the vehicle.

 With the air intake box out of the way, you now have easy access to the parts involved in the clutch replacement process, proceed to remove the safety pins and washers from the shifter cables as shown in the picture.

 Next, using a long flat screwdriver, remove the clips that secure the shifter cables in place.

 Next, detach the speedometer cable as shown in the picture, unplug the reverse light indicator electrical connector located on top of the transaxle.

 Next, remove the bolts that secure the clutch slave cylinder in place, remove the clip that secures the hydraulic line to the transaxle, set the complete assbly aside.

NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the hydraulic line from the clutch slave cylinder for this job, if you unplug the line, fluid will leak out, and air will get trapped in the system, making it necessary to bleed the line upon installation.




 Next, unplug the starter solenoid wire , remove the positive battery cable from the starter solenoid, remove the two bolts that secure the starter in place and remove it from the vehicle.

In this particular car, the negative battery cable is bolted to the transmission housing by one of the starter bolts, make sure that you don't forget to install the cable back upon installation.

 In order to remove the transaxle from the vehicle, it will be necessary to remove the driveaxles, for this reason, the transmission fluid needs to be drained in to a clean container, locate the transmission drain plug as shown in this picture and proceed to drain the transmission fluid.

 Next, using needle nose pliers, remove the cotter pins from the drive axle nuts on both front wheels.

 Next, using an air impact, remove the axle nuts, if you don't have access to an air impact, you will need to temporarily install the front wheels without the hub caps, lower the vehicle to the ground, loosen the axle nuts and lift the vehicle back up to rest on the jackstands again, remove both axle nuts and both front wheels again.

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